Kristen Olsen Ray writes short fiction and novels in a variety of genres. Her work has been published by The Ocotillo Review, Typehouse LiteraryExposition Review Flash 405, Panoply, Women on Writing, Grande Dame Literary, and more. Kristen lives with her husband in Minneapolis, where she practiced law for over 17 years. She earned her B.A. in Italian at the University of Minnesota, her M.A. in Italian at Yale University, and her J.D. at the University of Minnesota Law School. Besides writing, Kristen enjoys hiking and volunteering.